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Ford News

MyFord Touch Shown the Door, Sync 3 Enters

Dec 12 2014 08:25 AM | Ford News
Ever since Ford introduced MyFord Touch on the 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, the infotainment system has received a deluge of complaints ranging from the system lagging, unresponsiveness, and tiny touch points. But a replacement is coming.

Ford announced yesterday their next generation of infotainment systems, called Sync 3. The system s simpler to use, more intuitive, and faster than previous versions.

“We considered all the modern smartphones and mobile operating systems and created something familiar but unique. Simplicity has value. Reducing the number of things on-screen also makes control easier and is designed to limit the number of times a driver has to glance at the screen,” said Parrish Hanna, Ford globa...

Ford Announces New Performance Division, Focus RS Confirmed

Dec 11 2014 01:15 PM | Ford News
Before the Detroit Auto Show, Ford has made some big announcements concering their performance cars. First was the announcement of a new performance division named Ford Performance. The division will unify Ford SVT, Team RS, and Ford Racing to create performance vehicles, parts, accessories and experiences for customers. Leading this new group will be Mustang chief engineer Dave Pericak.

"Ford remains committed to innovation through performance. Our new global Ford Performance team ties together racing, performance vehicles and parts. It will allow us to more quickly introduce products and accessories that meet the needs of customers around the world on-road and on the track,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president of Global...

Rumorpile: Ford's Performance Roadshow At Detroit

Dec 02 2014 08:15 AM | Ford News
Ford is bringing the performance goods to the Detroit Auto Show. Car and Driver, and Road & Track have published separate reports on what the blue oval has planned.Refreshed Fiesta ST: Car and Driver reports that some aesthetic changes are in store. No word on any changes to the drivetrain or suspension.Focus RS: Sources tell Car and Driver that maddest Focus will make its debut at Detroit. This will come equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder and possibly all-wheel drive. Road & Track says the RS is more likely to debut in Geneva.Shelby GT350R: Car and Driver, and Road & Track both report that Ford will debut a track-ready version of the new Shelby GT350. Named the GT350R, the model will feature will feature better aero...

Ford Releases Fuel Economy Numbers on 2015 F-150

Nov 22 2014 10:35 AM | William Maley in Ford News

Ford has finally spilled the beans on fuel economy for the 2015 F-150 engine lineup for two-wheel and four-wheel drive variations. The fuel-economy numbers do put Ford in a good place for most half-ton gasoline competitors. But the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel s...

Forbidden Fruit: Ford Reveals New Ford Everest SUV

Nov 13 2014 01:11 PM | Drew Dowdell in Ford News

Ford revealed a new 7 Seat off-road SUV called the Everest in Bejing; Sorry U.S. driver, you can't have one. The Everest will only be sold in Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South African markets. The Everest is a body-on-frame SUV and is availa...

Rumorpile: Focus RS Is Coming To America Via Europe

Oct 21 2014 09:45 AM | William Maley in Ford News

The Good News: The Truth About Cars is reporting that the Ford Focus RS will be coming to our shores by 2016. The new RS will use the 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder and feature all-wheel drive. Expect pricing to be above the $30,000 mark. The Bad News: F...

Rumorpile: Ford Explorer, Lincoln Crossover To Go Rear Drive

Oct 14 2014 07:15 AM | William Maley in Ford News

The Truth About Cars has learned that Ford is working on a new rear-drive vehicle, but it isn't a sedan. Sources tell TTAC that it happens to be crossover that Ford and Lincoln will get. Ford's version will wear the Explorer name, while Lincoln's versi...